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Have You Ever Been Attacked By a Bird?

Jun 12 2009 - 10:00am
Look out below! This mockingbird is on the attack at the University of Florida and, according to a recent study, she remembers the person in the pic as someone who came too close to her nest a few days before. The study, which had test subjects touching and getting up-close-and-personal to the mockingbird nest, proved that the birds can recall faces [1] since they only attacked the people who actually touched the nest and ignored other passersby! Who knew birds had such good memories!?

I usually have a daily run-in with a pigeon (or two) that come a little too close to my noggin (and one blackbird continues to make news [2]), but I've never been directly attacked by a bird like the poor girl in this pic. Well, unless you count the time I was pooped on by a seagull, but I doubt that was intentional.


Source URL
http://www.petsugar.com/pets/Mockingbirds-Attack-Students-Recognize-University-Florida-3284786